First successfully cultivated in Japan in the 1920s by Mikimoto, the Akoya pearl is the perfect gem for earrings. Their size, shape, and luster make them a perfect accessory for every woman’s wardrobe. Akoya pearl earrings can be worn with a business suit, formal gown, and even with the most casual of clothes.
Before the technology of cultivating pearls was developed, they were found by chance during the harvesting of oysters for food. They soon became prized by royalty and the very rich. The Akoya pearl soon found its way to the jewelry market and became a fast staple to earrings and other pieces.